Dated 1868 by Prideaux; the original MS., however, is written on paper watermarked with the date 1871. Cf. McKay
In the first issue, the 2d line of italics on p.  has the reading "dis-covered"; in the second issue, this is corrected to "discovered". Cf. McKay
Copies of this skit written by a young Stevenson were sold or distributed on the day of the bazaar in his parents' house at 17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh. Shortly before Stevenson's death his mother took a small cache of them to Samoa. Most, if not all, extant copies with Stevenson's signature result from this enterprise
cons treatment 135-16 20161006
cat Vault 20100531
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